Book: Blackwater : The Rise of the Most Powerful Mercenary Firm in the World


Richard Moore

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Blackwater : The Rise of the Most Powerful Mercenary Firm in the World

Scahill, Jeremy
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Edition: Hardcover
ISBN: 1560259795
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Purchase for $25.95

Meet BLACKWATER USA, the world's most secretive and powerful mercenary firm. 
Based in the wilderness of North Carolina, it is the fastest-growing private 
army on the planet with forces capable of carrying out regime change throughout 
the world. Blackwater protects the top US officials in Iraq and yet we know 
almost nothing about the firm's quasi-military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan 
and inside the US. Blackwater was founded by an extreme right-wing 
fundamentalist Christian mega-millionaire ex- Navy Seal named Erik Prince, the 
scion of a wealthy conservative family that bankrolls far-right-wing causes.

Blackwater is the dark story of the rise of a powerful mercenary army, ranging 
from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to rooftop firefights in Najaf to the 
hurricane-ravaged US gulf to Washington DC, where Blackwater executives are 
hailed as new heroes in the war on terror. This is an extraordinary exposé by 
one of America's most exciting young radical journalists.

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